24 May 2022
MediaTek has debuted Dimensity 9000+ as its newest Android flagship of the year. It is a slightly improved version of the Dimensity 9000 that arrived last year. This seems to be the company's answer to the recently launched Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 which also brings minor upgrades over the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1. It is said to make its commercial debut starting the third quarter of the year.
The biggest difference is that the Dimensity 9000+ features a slightly overclocked primary CPU core. The Cortex-X2 core is clocked at 3.2GHz as compared to 3GHz on the previously available chipset. There are some improvements to GPU as well but the company has not specified the same. It does claim a 5% CPU performance boost and 10% GPU performance boost with the new processor.
Apart from these changes, MediaTek has kept the rest of the spec sheet completely unchanged. It means Cortex-A710 and Cortex-A510 cores' clock speeds are the same. It is capable of supporting up to 320-megapixel camera sensors with Super Night video recording and 4K HDR video recording on three sensors at the same time.
The chipset is compatible with LPDDR5X RAM and has an integrated 5G modem. It means the Dimensity 9000 is a 5G-capable processor which is something you would expect from a 2022 flagship offering. Other noteworthy features include 180Hz touch sampling rate support on 1080p panels, 144Hz touch sampling rate support on Quad HD panels, Bluetooth 5.3, WiFi 6E 2x2, MediaTek 5G UltraSave 2.0, Raytracing SDK via Vulcan for Android, and 3CC carrier aggregation.